Category: Marriage Jokes
Once upon a time there was a prince who, through no fault of his own, was put under a spell by an evil witch. The curse was that the prince could speak only one word each year. However, he could save up the words from one year to the next so that if he did not speak for a whole year, he was allowed to speak two words the following year.
One day he met and fell madly in love with a beautiful princess who had golden hair, sapphire eyes and ruby lips. With the greatest difficulty he decided to refrain from speaking fro two whole years so that he could look at her and say, "My darling". But at the end of the two years he wished to tell her that he loved her. consequently, instead of speaking, he chose to remain silent for another three years, thus allowing himself the luxury of five words.
But at the end of those five years he was so madly in love with her that he wanted to ask her to marry him, so he decided to wait another four years without speaking.
Finally as the ninth year of silence ended, his joy knew no bounds. Leading the lovely princess to the most secluded and romantic spot he knew, the prince placed a hundred red roses on her lap, knelt before her, and, taking her hand in his, said huskily: "My darling, I love you! Will you marry me?"
The princess tucked a strand of golden hair behind a dainty ear, opened her sapphire eyes in wonder, and, parting her ruby lips, said: "Pardon?"